Will There Be a Cruella Sequel? Well, It's Not Totally Out of the Question
Full of campy theatrics and dramatic sartorial looks, Cruella gives the titular villainess an origin story with Emma Stone in the lead. The One Hundred and One Dalmatians franchise has long been a beloved family classic, but is this enough to warrant a sequel to this latest prequel project? While nothing has been confirmed yet, a Cruella sequel isn’t totally out of the question, especially given Disney’s track record. In fact, we’ve already got a couple of actors, albeit jokingly, throwing around some ideas!
In an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, correspondent Nikki Novak joked with Emma Stone and Emma Thompson about the idea of a Godfather II-inspired sequel to Cruella. Novak suggested that Thompson, who plays Baroness von Hellman, could pen the sequel, since she’s a screenwriter. Thompson played along with the bit, and Stone also expressed interest in a Thompson-penned sequel. While the two actresses were joking around, we could definitely see it happening! Both actresses agreed that they’d have to see how the original Cruella will do first – with that said, we can’t imagine the Disney-backed film completely tanking, so a sequel wouldn’t be so out of the question.
While she doesn’t technically have an idea for a Cruella sequel, the original Cruella herself, Glenn Close, has discussed interest in a third installment of her own live-action 101 Dalmatians and 102 Dalmatians. The actress told Variety, “I have a great story to make another Cruella with my Cruella. Cruella comes to New York and disappears down the sewers.” Again, this idea might be an offhanded bit, but there just might be a studio executive taking notes somewhere!
Disney is no stranger to reboots, remakes, and sequels, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see another film in the One Hundred and One Dalmatians cinematic universe. For now, you can watch Cruella in theatres or at home with Premier Access on Disney+ to deem whether or not it’s sequel-worthy!